Onshape Education Plans -  Privacy Notice

This Onshape Education Plan Privacy Notice is supplemental to the Onshape Privacy Notice.

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements set forth in the Privacy Policy and EULA, to use Onshape Education plans, you must be:

  • age 13 or older


  • one of the following:
    • an IT Administrator acting on behalf of a Qualified Educational Institution,
    • an Educator,
    • a Student,
    • a team mentor in a qualified student competition, or
    • a parent of a Student.

    Onshape will only set up an account for a child with the consent of either:

    • a child’s parent or legal guardian, or
    • a school on behalf of a child as the parent’s agent, where Onshape Education is to be used solely in an educational context.

For Onshape Educational accounts, Onshape does not collect personal information from students for commercial purposes. PTC’s Onshape Education Plan’s processing of personal information is compliant with COPPA and FERPA. Where an account has been set up by a school on behalf of a child, personal information will be shared with the school, to enable the school to administer the account and monitor progress in the use of Onshape.

As with any SaaS or online product, it is necessary for Onshape to collect and process certain personal information relating to the student. When using Onshape Education, the following categories of personal information will be collected:

Categories of Personal Information as per CCPA 1798.40

Personal Information collected by Onshape Educational plans

(A) Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.

Real names, alias, usernames, IP address, email address.

(F) Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement.

Interactions with the Onshape application

(G) Geolocation data.

Data relating to the location of the user based on IP address

(J) Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).

Records of the school grade and school. Records of certifications with the Onshape application.

A student, parent or legal guardian of a student may request access to a student’s personal information, and student created content and the correction of any erroneous information or the deletion of the student’s account from the Onshape platform. To do so, a written request should be sent to the Onshape team at privacy@onshape.com. The request must include the child’s name and email address and details of the relationship between the requester and the student. Onshape will require verification of the requester’s identity and proof of relationship and verification of parental rights of the student where the request is not made by the student directly.


Schools wishing to use Onshape Educational may want to provide parents with the following information about Onshape Educational and how it collects and uses the personal information of students:

"Onshape Education is a version of PTC Inc’s Onshape SaaS CAD product that has been developed for use in schools and colleges. Onshape Education is the only fully online, cloud-based CAD system that enables remote learning and instruction. It runs on all computers, tablets and mobile devices. Onshape is built for virtual teams and allows real-time collaboration for students and teachers."

For data privacy questions or legal concerns, or if you are interested in creating an agreement on behalf of your school district, state, or other government entity, please contact Onshape at privacy@onshape.com.